If you stood in the office of the man who just paid $60 for an orb of raw water, you could watch a teenager get gunned down for wearing the wrong colours in the wrong neighbourhood.
How do novelists make a strong character? The ones that feel like they exist outside the story, and outside the author's head? Talking about the rough heuristic I use to plan major and minor characters.
The feminist movement has been hugely important and beneficial for women over the last few decades, and seriously changed how we view gender roles. But men haven't had a similarly empowering movement in that timeframe. What is the impact of that, and how is it hurting everybody?
Ben Pearce is a fantastic editor, and I approached him to see if he'd like to write an article about developing your editing skillset. This is that article.
Black Mirror is a tragedy that intentionally subverts the point of tragedy to make you feel super messed up, instead of the kind of emotional relief you would otherwise get. So why did this season change such a unique and effective philosophy?
I honestly got nothing for an excerpt on this one. This was pretty hard to write. A better understanding on what it's like to be mentally ill, from the perspective of someone who's only just now recovering from it enough to have that perspective for the first time.
Here's a question. There's no right answers, just the less wrong one to you. Would you rather be dead, or completely paralyzed from the neck down? You take a hard fall. A centimeter one way is an immediate, painless death. A centimeter the other way is a lifetime without recovery, but a lifetime all the same. Which outcome is your choice?
This week's article is from guest author Scarlet Roarke. It's an interesting piece on a topic I don't otherwise see covered; On thinking about the media we consume to not have to think.
There was a tribe that wandered the grasslands, where each member took their name when they had become an adult. One child asked the wayfinders, one night, as they returned from stalking by the light of the full moon, if anyone had reached the moon, so high in the sky. No, said one-who-sees-in-darkness. Never, said … Continue reading He-who-reaches-sky
The Manhattan project is one of the most fascinating feats of human science and engineering. In a time where science was doing so much, technology was advancing so far, it continued to be thrown into the war machine every step of the way. Every time people said of new technologies; “War is over. No one would be terrible enough to fight, knowing this weapon exists.” At the Trinity test site, a bunch of scientists prayed that this time, this time, they had finally made a weapon too terrible to use, else they had destroyed our species.